That's exactly why I plan to pass. I hated the story in the first one, but the 3D was the best!! I need a story to grab me in this new one. It's over 3 hours!
I would be more tempted to watch it in 3D, but it would be about $12 instead of the $5 I'm used to at our local Mom & Pop movie theater. I also don't like the fact that longer movies like this are no longer shown with an official intermission in the middle any more. My wife and I both firmly believe that if they gave people an 8-10 minute break in the middle, they would sell more popcorn & snacks.